Reports from local law enforcement
Madison Police Department
• On April 26 a theft by receiving complaint was filed at a South Main Street location after a man reported that someone had taken his gold Masonic ring valued at $2,000. The complainant said that he removed the ring while he was playing raquet ball. The man also reported that he was told by a Madison pawn shop owner that a man had attempted to sell the ring. The pawn shop owner told police that a man had come to the store and attempted to sell the ring. The man also, reports state, attempted to sell the ring at another Madison store. Investigators found the ring at a gold and silver dealer. The dealer told authorities that he had paid the man $300 for the ring. Officers have identified the man and an accomplice and issued warrants for their arrest.
• On April 28 a simple assault complaint was filed at a Bramblewood Road location after a woman reported that her ex-boyfriend had forced his way into her residence and fought with her uncle. Reports state that the woman said the man was attempting to enter the residence and she told him she was “putting him out.” The man allegedly broke a door knob and the woman’s uncle rose from a nap to confront the man. The man allegedly “locked up” with the uncle and scratched his neck and struck him in the mouth. Initially the uncle wanted to press charges but later declined.
• On April 29 Quinton Andre Ross, 17, Madison, was arrested and charged with damage to property and disorderly conduct after he allegedly attempted to force his way into a Madison motel room and damaged a vehicle parked outside the room. A complainant told officers that Ross was her ex-boyfriend and that he banged on the room’s door and attempted to kick the door open. Reports state that a Ford Ranger parked outside the room had both side mirrors knocked off, had a windshield wiper torn off, had deep scratches and a tire cut. The complainant also reported that while Ross was allegedly kicking on the door she could hear a stun gun being deployed. Officers located a stun gun in a vehicle in which Ross was a passenger. The stun gun was confiscated.
• On April 21 a burglary complaint was filed at an East Jefferson Street apartment complex after a woman reported that when she returned home at 7:30 a.m. she noticed that someone had entered her apartment. Reports state that every room in the apartment had been ransacked but the complainant reported that nothing appeared to be missing. Entry to the apartment was gained through a kitchen window.
• On April 18 a simple assault complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road car wash after a woman alleged that another woman had confronted her at the car wash with allegations that the complainant was having an affair with the woman’s boyfriend. The complainant alleged that she slapped her face and injured the woman’s hand by slamming her with a car door.
• On April 18 DaShawn Alexander Malcom, 20, Madison, was arrested and charged with criminal trespass and marijuana possession after he allegedly returned to a Eatonton Road motel after being instructed by officers to leave the property. According to reports, Malcom and a woman had rented a room at the motel but were asked to leave after they allegedly engaged in a loud argument regarding a cell phone. The couple were refunded their money but then, reports state, argued over the split of the money. Malcom left the location but allegedly returned and began to argue with the woman regarding money.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
• On April 24 a possession of marijuana report was filed at a Greensboro Road location after an 18-year-old male called authorities to report that he did not feel well. According to reports, the teen told deputies that he had smoked marijuana for the first time and needed medical attention. National E.M.S responded and assessed the male. The male was cited with a warning for possession of marijuana.
• On April 24 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Mission Road location after a man reported that someone had stolen a starter from a lawnmower the complainant was fixing for a friend. The lawnmower was a Craftsman with a 14.5 hp motor. The starter is valued at $150.
Printed in the May 3rd, 2012 edition.